It was another great night both for Jordan Peele and HBO as the awards season swung through the Writers Guild of America on Sunday night.
Peele won for Original Screenplay for his first feature film, Get Out, while HBO played host to the writers for both Best Comedy Series, Veep, and best comedy/variety talk series, Last Week Tonight.
Patton Oswalt once again hosted for the WGA West ceremonies, while on the East Coast, Amber Ruffin held those honors.
Kathy Griffin also showed up as a presenter and chewed out the writers in attendance for not supporting her in 2017 after her Trump stunt went awry.
Veep, Written by Rachel Axler, Sean Gray, Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, Steve Koren, Dave Mandel, Jim Margolis, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith, Alexis Wilkinson; HBO
- “Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix
- “Rosario’s Quinceanera” (Will & Grace), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC
- 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Written by Dave Boone; CBS
Comedy/Variety Sketch Series
- Saturday Night Live, Head Writers: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Bryan Tucker, Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Neal Brennan, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette, Julio Torres; NBC Universal
Comedy/Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Writers: Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO (WINNER)
The WGA East ceremony was no slouch, either, playing host to a special award presentation to Tina Fey and Robert Carlock by Tracy Morgan, Rachel Dratch and a lot of others via video messages.